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Citadel News Service

For release
February 16, 2004

Citadel professor accepts Friend of Reading Recovery Award

  Claire Eadon presents the Reading Recovery Award to Col. Ouzts.

           Col. Dan T. Ouzts of The Citadel School of Education accepted the Charleston County School District’s Friend of Reading Recovery Award 2004 at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 13. The award was presented by Claire Eadon.

           Ouzts, who serves as associate dean of the graduate school of education, and professor Education, has been on faculty at The Citadel since 1978. His experience in the field of reading is vast. A former public school reading teacher and school district reading coordinator, he initiated the graduate reading program at The Citadel 26 years ago. He has served president of the Charleston County Council of the International Reading Association, and he is a recipient of the coveted South Carolina Literacy Award. He currently serves as president of the Bibliotherapy and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

           The Reading Recovery Council of North America is a non-profit organization that promotes reading and writing proficiency in first graders. Founded in 1995, it has 11,000 members.


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